EETT finds cellcos guilty of force-feeding services to users

14 Nov 2012

Greece’s National Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) has announced the imposition of fines on all three domestic mobile network operators for activating services without prior consent from users. Cosmote, a unit of incumbent fixed line operator OTE, received the largest fine, EUR6.65 million (USD8.44 million), while Vodafone has been hit with a demand for EUR2.5 million, and Wind Hellas was asked to stump up EUR650,000. All three were found to have activated data packages without consent (including daily internet packages in Cosmote’s and Vodafone’s cases), while the EETT said that Wind Hellas had activated fixed line telephony packages without user authorisation.